Metal comes to Glasgow with a new heavy music festival which will take place in Glasgow in August.

Deafheaven, Chat Pile, Rolo Tomassi, Frontierer, cumgirl8, Year of No Light, Deijuvhs and Party Cannon are among first wave of acts announced for Core. scheduled to take place in Glasgow from 18-20 August, 2023.

The weekend event will take place in two venues – the city’s Maryhill Community Central Halls, and nearby basement venue The Hug and Pint, the two hosting more than 30 bands spanning the metal, punk, and hardcore genres (“and beyond”).

Core.’s first wave of acts are headed up by San Francisco alt.metal titans Deafheaven, Oklahoma city doombringers Chat Pile, and UK prog/grind mainstays Rolo Tomassi.

There’s also appearances from transatlantic mathcore crew Frontierer, alongside Cumgirl8, Year Of No Light, Cloud Rat, DEIJUVHS and many more still to be slotted in across the three days.

There will also be a heavy homegrown presence at Core. with appearances from Scottish heavyweights Party Cannon, fast-rising locals Piss Bath, Moni Jitchell and Headcleaner, with more exciting news to follow in the coming weeks.

The festival comes from the same team who promote the successful, multi-venue Great Eastern event, and Core. co-founder and organiser David Weaver says: “Scotland has such a thriving and diverse alternative music scene. From old school thrash metal, to queer punk, to industrial noise, there are some amazing scenes in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and beyond. On top of that, touring bands often mention Scottish crowds as being some of their favourite in the world. We wanted to bring both things together – an opportunity to bring some of the most exciting heavy acts in the world to Glasgow, and a chance to showcase some of the best DIY and underground bands and scenes that Scotland has to offer.

“We also aim to provide a platform for some of the thriving creative and activist communities – from zines and merch, to tattoos and skating – which help make Scotland such a great place for heavy music. Heavy music is genuinely one of the most progressive and diverse types of music out there – and we can’t wait to celebrate it with Core.”

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